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Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

... Ramirez, Dr.P.H., director of the Institute for health Promotion Research, and co-associate director of ... & Research Center at The University of Texas health Science Center at San Antonio. The Hispanic ... to certain types of cancer, in order to improve health outcomes. Pinheiro and colleagues evaluated ...

Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

... 1978, University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health researchers say in major countries from three ... that lead paint exposure remains a serious global health threat. "A global ban on lead-based paint is ... States," says Clark, a professor of environmental health at UC and principal investigator of the study. ...

Race/ethnicity, family income and education associated with sugar consumption

... years) participating in the 2005 US National health Interview Survey (NHIS) Cancer Control ... conducted annually by the National Center for health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and ... to ascertain a variety of self-reported health behaviors and conditions. Periodically, a Cancer ...

Scientists decoding genomic sequences of H1N1 using isolates from outbreak in Argentina

... at Columbia University Mailman School of Public health are working with Argentina's National Institute ... the National Administration of Laboratories and health Institutes (ANLIS), and Roche 454 Life Sciences ... virus evolution. The Mailman School of Public health researchers, led by Gustavo Palacios, PhD, ...

Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

... and colleagues compared data from the National health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). They ... Centers for Disease Control and the Department of health and Human Services proposed the new ... "These findings demonstrate the significant health risks facing this morbidly obese group," wrote ...

Organic food not nutritionally better than conventionally-produced food

... prices for organic foods based on their perceived health and nutrition benefits, and the global organic ... reported in organic foods would provide any health benefit. Alan Dangour, of the London School of ... & Tropical Medicine's Nutrition and Public health Intervention Research Unit, and one of the ...

Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections

... infections place a major cost burden on the health system. Patients spend more time in hospitals, ... each failed treatment, not only would a patient's health be jeopardized, and health care costs increased, but the bacteria would be ...

1 in 6 health workers won't report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers

... (BGU) and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health indicates that approximately 16 percent of public health care workers will not report for work in a ... PLOS ONE , as conducted among 1,835 public health workers in Minnesota, Ohio and West Virginia from ...

Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

... in research and operational projects. The World health Organization officially declared Manary's RUTF ... a diverse spectrum of disciplines including health care, agriculture and home economics. People in ... contain all the necessary nutrients for human health in appropriate amounts could very well become the ...

Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

... resources even with an extremely effective public health response, primarily because of expected delays in ... have become increasingly important to public health officials and hospital administrators. To ... recommend best practices for modeling the public health response to a terror attack. Their article, also ...

Most older long-term cancer survivors have poor health habits

... in diet and exercise actually have poor health habits. The study also reveals that those ... and watch their diet have improved physical health and quality of life. Published in the September ... few studies looking at older cancer survivors' health behaviors, but evidence suggests that many older ...

LSUHSC shows for first time infant inhalation of ultrafine air pollution linked to adult lung disease

... PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology at LSU health Sciences Center New Orleans, has shown for the ... Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their health Effects at the Environmental Protection Agency ... a 2006 National Institute of Environmental health Sciences Outstanding New Environmental Scientist ...

When children have breathing problems

... The UFZ researchers, who work in the Division of health Research in Leipzig, concentrated on three ... area and a rural area." The children whose health formed the basis of the third course of analysis ... questionnaire data about the children's health symptoms were asked, such as coughs, wheezing, ...

Ethiopian government celebrates rinderpest eradication

... than a century, the World Organisation for Animal health (OIE) has declared rinderpest eradicated in ... associate professor in the Department of Public health and Family Medicine at TUSM, repurposed a ... areas of Ethiopia as community-based animal health workers (CAHWs). Most could not read or write, ...

Scientists report first remote, underwater detection of harmful algae, toxins

... of their effects. HABs damage coastal ecosystem health and pose threats to humans as well as marine ... at NOAA's Center for Coastal Environmental health and Biomolecular Research laboratory in ... seafood such as shellfish. "Our public health monitoring program is one of the many groups that ...

Study explains potential failure of oral contraceptives with obese women

... Contraception , by scientists from OSU, Oregon health and Science University, University of Colorado at ... this issue, Cherala said, but also adds other health concerns. In fact, the researchers noted in ... of the Family Planning Fellowship at Oregon health and Science University, the participants in this ...

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

... The National Institutes of health has awarded a five year $20 million grant to the ... science knowledge into useful applications for health and medicine -- is "an urgent need and a ... UIC to enhance its collaborative research in the health sciences, from basic science to community ...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... conditions involving the uterusmost often adverse health effects that may occur due to the presence of ... Radiology "virtual" collection allows health care providers and the public to view the ... high success rates. Women with fibroids and their health care providers should be aware of this therapy. ...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

... Science Award from the National Institutes of health (NIH) to establish a University-wide Clinical & ... (CTSI) in partnership with the New York City health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). The funding is ... and to allow researchers to explore mechanisms of health disparities and develop evidence-based approaches ...

LSUHSC's Bazan awarded ARRA grant to preserve vision

... Bazan, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology at LSU health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, ... over two years by the National Institutes of health to advance her research on potential therapeutic ... vision. According to the US Department of health and Human Services, eye injury is a leading cause ...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

... participants in the Cache County Study on Memory, health and Aging. In 1995, 3,831 study participants ... Unit, Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook health Sciences Centre, and colleagues sought to examine ... findings have important implications for women's health and support the need for large-scale studies ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... and represent one of the biggest challenges for health care systems. In the world, there are some 500 ... Most European countries have recognised mental health as a priority area in recent years. The European ... people, and are associated with immense costs for health care systems. Due to work-related stress and ...

2 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists receive Presidential Early Career Award

... Program within the Hutchinson Center's Public health Sciences Division. She is also a research ... of epidemiology at the UW School of Public health and Community Medicine. A nutritional and ... of Kiel, and she received her master's in public health in epidemiology from the University of Carolina ...

UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination

... In July 2008, the Texas Department of State health Services issued an advisory for Galveston Bay, ... dioxins and PCBs is believed to cause numerous health effects, including cancer. "The problem is ... Quality to do its own assessment of the state health department findings last year, the results were ...

Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells

... the researchers report. A review of the health risks of BPA by the National Toxicology Program of the U.S. Department of health and Human Services concluded in 2008 that while BPA has been shown to harm the reproductive health of laboratory animals in some studies, such ...

Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes

... quantities, are associated with a variety of health benefits. In the study, 16 weeks of ... the women's body mass index (BMI), a common health measure of weight relative to height. All of ... oils did not have significant effects on other health measurements, such as waist circumference, ...

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: New patient radiation safety guidelines

... organization of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally ... dose are generally negligible compared to the health benefits of having a needed procedure or ...

Chemicals in common consumer products may play a role in pre-term births

... at the University of Michigan School of Public health found that women who deliver prematurely have, on ... Howard Hu of the SPH Department of Environmental health Sciences and collaborators from the National Institute of Public health in Mexico and the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

UT multimedia program increases middle school interest in science

... by The University of Texas School of Public health showed significant increases in interest and ... of science experts from The University of Texas health Science Center at Houston. It was developed by ... lead to more minority students pursuing health careers," said Murray. "Colleges in the United ...

Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

... promotes collaborations between human and animal health sectors. The link between SACIDS and LIDC also ... for disease outbreaks across the human and animal health sectors from the Rockefeller Foundation, on which ... to break down barriers between agriculture and health research to encourage an integrated approach to ...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

... healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of ... Vegetarian diets are often associated with health advantages including lower blood cholesterol ... nutritional differences may explain some of the health advantages of those following a varied, balanced ...

Recent news reports of sweetener reformulations raise questions about motivations

... commonly used in foods. As Washington Post health reporter Jennifer LaRue Huget wrote on June 12, ... M.D., of Harvard University's School of Public health and author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, who ... Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public health at New York University and author of What to Eat ...

NYU Langone Medical Center awarded NIH grants totaling $1,560,000

... esophageal cancer from the National Institutes of health (NIH). The studies being conducted at NYU ... the relationships between microbes and humans in health and disease," said Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA, ... conducting transform the ways we understand human health and the critical interactions between microbiome ...

Waste water treatment plant mud used as 'green' fuel

... Protocol, as well as posing no risk to human health and being profitable. These are the results of an ... (URV) have analysed the environmental and human health impacts of an alternative fuel that solves ... and director of the Toxicology and Environmental health Laboratory at the URV, tells SINC. This would ...

NIH expands Human Microbiome Project; funds sequencing centers and disease projects

... affect our health, the National Institutes of health (NIH) announced today. The human microbiome ... bodies and microorganisms interact to influence health and disease," said Acting NIH Director Raynard S. ... we diagnose, treat and, ultimately, prevent many health conditions." In the new round of funding, ...

MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study

... a result of the passage of the federal Children's health Act of 2000. The study sites are in California, ... a developmental delay or disability noted. health conditions among children with and without ... genes that children get from their parents, other health conditions or pregnancy complications. The ...

Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games

... exceeded levels considered excessive by the World health Organization, was far worse than other recent ... were higher than considered safe by the World health Organization 81 percent of the time during the ... inhaled into the lungs and causes more serious health problems. Levels of the smaller, most harmful ...

Antibiotics take toll on beneficial microbes in gut

... "Biodiversity is a well-known concept in the health of the world's continents and oceans. Diversity ... only when indicated, especially in people with health problems that might already compromise their gut ... healthy gut microbes. An individual's specific health needs and vulnerabilities have to be considered. ...

NIH funds $9.5 million for research on HIV and the human innate immune system

... dental school's 117-year history to study oral health as one of the human body's frontline defenses ... evidence surfaces repeatedly that oral health plays an important and integral role in general ... what proteins are really important in maintaining health and balance in the epithelial barriers of the ...

Following the dietary guidelines may slow heart disease in women

... for Americans (DGA) provide guidance to promote health and reduce risk of chronic diseases. However, ... as we identify foods and behaviors to improve health and encourage compliance through education among the general public, health care professionals, and ...
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